April 11, 2007

Woulfe Takes 2nd Round Lead in Senior Amateur

Rick Woulfe fires the only under par round of the day to take the lead after the second round. Jim DuBois remains at the top of the Super Senior division.

After 36 holes, Rick Woulfe, of Fort Lauderdale, has a four stroke advantage in the Senior division posting a two-round total 142. Woulfe carded an even par in the first round to sit one back from the leader. In the second round, Woulfe blasted a 2-under par 70 to jump ahead in the division. Woulfe, the 2005 and 2006 Senior Player-of-the-Year, is looking to win his first Senior Championship after a second and third place finish the past two years. Bob Currey, from Jupiter, trails Woulfe by four strokes shooting a two-round total of 146. Currey carded rounds of 72-74 while two players are tied at 147. John Darr, from Gainesville, and Steve Earsley, of Hobe Sound, share third place heading into the final round.

In the Super Senior division, Jim DuBois, of Coral Springs, maintains the lead with a second round 74. Combined with a 73 in the first round, DuBois holds a three stroke advantage in the division. Terry Louis, of Palm Beach Gardens, moved into second place with a second round 73. Louis posted a 77 in the first round for a 150 two-round total. Russ Berkoben, of Naples, recorded a 74-77—151 for third place going into the final round of play.  

Since the number of entries received has always surpassed the capacity of the Championship, a qualifying stage was instituted in 2005. While 70 players earned exempt status through a variety of different means, over 300 competitors attempted to qualify to complete the 156 player field. Qualifying took place at six sites across the state as competitors played 18 holes of stroke play hoping to advance to the Championship. Participants must be 55 or older to participate in the Championship and enter one of the age divisions, 55-64 and 65 & over. Competitors play 54 holes of stroke play over the course of the three-day Championship. Spectators and media are welcome to attend the Senior Amateur Championship at TPC at Eagle Trace.  

Please see www.fsga.org for a complete list of pairings, tee-times and results.  

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 25 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

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